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Forum: Driveline   11-24-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By Dakota Boy
Update: my trans was shot. Got it rebuilt by...

Update: my trans was shot. Got it rebuilt by Auto Trans Design and all is well again.
Forum: Driveline   08-10-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By Dakota Boy
C6 developed a "whine" yesterday

Never heard this before...

I accelerated hard from a stop, shifting through the gears manually, and the trans started making a whining noise. It stops making the noise when placed in neutral;...
Forum: Race Talk   03-10-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,267
Posted By Dakota Boy
Jim has a few paragraphs on the morris website. ...

Jim has a few paragraphs on the morris website. click on "results" and scroll down a bit.
Forum: Race Talk   03-09-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,267
Posted By Dakota Boy
yes

yes
Forum: Race Talk   03-09-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,267
Posted By Dakota Boy
I cant say that I personally know Jim Jr., but...

I cant say that I personally know Jim Jr., but Jim Sr. is working on my engine at the moment.:D

I guess x275 events is where they spend thier time these days.
Forum: Race Talk   03-04-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,267
Posted By Dakota Boy
maybe Jimmy Plimpton out of Milwaukee

maybe Jimmy Plimpton out of Milwaukee
Forum: General Tech   02-12-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Dakota Boy
thanks I just remembered too that my car had...

thanks

I just remembered too that my car had A/C from the factory. (I had to block off the huge hole in the firewall when I first got the car!)
Forum: General Tech   02-12-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Dakota Boy
weight difference between the MEL 430 and a 460?

Howdy-

Anyone out there have an opinion on this?

I need new front coil springs for my '58 t-bird. The parts houses sell two kinds of springs for the '58-6'0 Squarebirds: one set for the...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-28-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Dakota Boy
Engine is getting some upgrades this winter! ...

Engine is getting some upgrades this winter!
Should be a helluva improvement....Spring cant get here fast enough.

Will post details later...
Forum: Engine Tech   01-28-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Dakota Boy
found the reason for my 460 running hot.

Previous owner/rebuilder never installed the backing plate behind the water pump impeller. I guess buying a simple backing plate is cheaper than buying a new aluminum radiator....
Forum: The Auction Block   10-31-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,637
Posted By Dakota Boy
Has the engine been fired up and broke in already?

Has the engine been fired up and broke in already?
Forum: Chilly's Garage   01-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,417
Posted By Dakota Boy
I was throwing out some cuss words that day that...

I was throwing out some cuss words that day that Speed Channel disappeared.
Forum: The Auction Block   12-15-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 1,516
Posted By Dakota Boy
what is the comp. ratio on this engine? Has...

what is the comp. ratio on this engine?

Has it been run already, or does it still need to be broken in?
Forum: Chilly's Garage   09-22-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By Dakota Boy
BOSS 429 on craigslist milwaukee this morning.

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/4034451609.html

No, I dont know the seller. Price isnt listed either. Just thought you guys might like to see it.

I wonder how much it is worth these...
Forum: Engine Tech   07-28-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Dakota Boy
Just driving around town. It just seemed odd...

Just driving around town.

It just seemed odd that there would be such big differences in appearance.
Forum: Engine Tech   07-28-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Dakota Boy
interesting spark plug readings today.

I put new plugs in a couple weeks ago.

Checked them today. About half of them are very clean, almost as new-looking as when they were installed. The others were sooty and black (not wet). ...
Forum: Engine Tech   07-17-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By Dakota Boy
I've had good luck with the Ford Contour dual fan...

I've had good luck with the Ford Contour dual fan w/shroud; and a Flex A Lite electronic controller.
Forum: General Tech   07-16-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dakota Boy
That's sorta what I was thinking last night. ...

That's sorta what I was thinking last night.

Isnt there a kit that is sold for that? I'll need to do some drilling on the metering block...
Forum: General Tech   07-15-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Dakota Boy
My car was a devil to start hot until I dropped...

My car was a devil to start hot until I dropped the timing to around 6-8 deg.
I have a 1000 CCA battery.

My two cents, for what its worth. (not much)
Forum: General Tech   07-15-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dakota Boy
The fuel pump is mechanical; not electric.

The fuel pump is mechanical; not electric.
Forum: General Tech   07-15-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dakota Boy
I upgraded from 5/16" to 3/8" fuel line a few...

I upgraded from 5/16" to 3/8" fuel line a few winters ago.
Unfortunately I currently dont have a way to view/measure fuel pressure at 3500 rpms...
Forum: General Tech   07-15-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dakota Boy
lean surge at WOT

stock 460 engine; D3 heads; performer intake; FPA shorty headers.

3310 Holley vac sec. carb; 750cfm
main jets = 72
power valve = 6.5
secondary side has no jets; just the "plate"; #21
vac...
Forum: Car Buildup Forum   06-12-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,608
Posted By Dakota Boy
Nice car! Your boy (like mine) is probably...

Nice car!

Your boy (like mine) is probably counting the days until he can drive the car himself.... Unfortunately, I have already shown my boy how the line-lock works! :D
Forum: General Tech   05-08-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By Dakota Boy
Alternator recommendations?

'58 Tbird.
460 from a '73 Mercury.
No big stereo system (no radio at all, actually).
Electric fan (late 90's Ford Contour unit with a FAL electronic controller).
Not a whole lot of electrical...
Forum: General Tech   05-08-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By Dakota Boy
Here's proof that a blind dog CAN find a bone...

Here's proof that a blind dog CAN find a bone once in a while:

I installed a leaf spring "helper" on the passenger-side leafs. Then I clipped one of those hard nylon coil spring stiffeners onto...
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